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Companies are not only staying in touch with rejected external candidates, but also trying to engage with internal candidates who are not awarded a promotion or other position they apply for. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Amidst a tight labor market, employers desperate for new workers are increasingly looking to job applicants who they rejected in the past.

In most cases, they’re not resorting to applicants who were at the bottom of the barrel, but rather the “silver medalist” candidates who were considered strong contenders.

Jack Craver



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